Reigate is now a Fair Trade Town !
The Fairtrade mark has been around for 25 years. Its distinctive blue, green and black shape on a product’s packaging guarantees that no one has been exploited in getting that product to our shops.
Reigate Fairtrade Steering Group is delighted to announce that Reigate has been awarded Fairtrade Community Status by the Fairtrade Foundation. This internationally recognised award is given when a town is able to demonstrate that five key goals have been met, showing support for Fairtrade from their local council, shops, businesses and cafes, and a range of community and faith groups.
Leader of Reigate & Banstead Council, Mark Brunt, commented, “I’m absolutely delighted that Reigate has been awarded Fairtrade status. As a Council we are committed to equality and so we were pleased to get behind this campaign and help promote fairness in trade. The award is also testament to the strong sense of community within the town.”
Councillor Ruth Ritter who heads up the Steering Group added, “We’re incredibly grateful to the many organisations who have supported the campaign by promoting Fairtrade, some of whom have been doing so over many years. As well as being good news for the town by having more ethical products on offer, choosing Fairtrade also means that farmers around the world will get a better, fairer deal.”
The group continues to promote Fairtrade in the community and in February will be supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2021. This is being celebrated with a series of virtual events and online competitions organised by local Fairtrade community groups around the country. To find out more, check out the Reigate Fairtrade Facebook page: @fairtradereigate
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